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Archer targets T20 World Cup, Ashes after surgery

England right-arm fast bowler Jofra Archer is targeting to play ICC T20 World Cup and Ashes, after successfully completing elbow surgery.

England right-arm fast bowler Jofra Archer is currently out of action due to the persisting elbow problem for a while. The fast bowler took the rehabs and missed the Indian Premier League due to the injury. After completing the rehabs, the pacer took the field in a county game and bowled 18 overs for Sussex against Kent.

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However, the elbow troubled him and he decided to get the surgery done. As a result, he is ruled out of the upcoming home Test series against New Zealand. On Friday, the fast bowler went under knives and had a successful surgery. ECB might make a call on his availability for the India series, once he is fully recovered and regains fitness.

Meanwhile, the fast bowler said that he is not rushing to make a comeback in the game. He expressed his desire to play the ICC T20 World Cup and the Ashes. The pacer is not much worried about missing out on the home series against India if he is not ready.

“Those are my targets. If I come back before then and manage to play in the home Test series against India — then fine, so be it. If I don’t, I am quite prepared to sit out the summer,” the pacer wrote in the Daily Mail.

“One thing I am determined about post-elbow operation is not to rush my comeback because my primary focus is to be playing for England in the Twenty20 World Cup and Ashes later this year.

The way I am looking at things is that I would rather miss a few weeks of a year so that I have a few more years in my career. I just want to get this injury sorted once and for all and that’s why I’m not looking that far ahead or at dates for a return to action. Because if I don’t get this right, I won’t play any cricket. Period.”


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